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Artwork copyright Christie Tirado. Photo courtesy of Washington State Arts Commission, by Yakima Valley Photography, 2021.

Curated Collections (2020-2024)

For each of the following recent curated collections at Elementary Schools, the local Art Selection Committee chose a curator from the ArtsWA Curator Roster to research and recommend artworks. Each Committee defined the subject matter and types of art that interest their community. Curators help ensure that the artworks are relevant to the community and reflect Washington’s diverse populations.

The Art in Public Places (AIPP) program facilitates the acquisition, placement, and stewardship of artwork in state-funded building projects throughout Washington. The Washington State Legislature established the AIPP program in 1974 to acquire artwork for K-12 public schools, colleges, universities, and state agencies, funded by ½ of 1 percent of the state’s portion of construction costs. Today, the State Art Collection includes more than 5,000 artworks that are located where people study, work, and live. ArtsWA acts as administrator and caretaker of the State Art Collection—an incredibly diverse group of artworks that connects Washington’s communities.

For more information on any of these projects, please contact us at collections@arts.wa.gov.

You can also search the Collection by location, keywords, and more.

Capitol Campus Child Care Center at Maple Park, Olympia, WA
Eastern State Hospital, Medical Lake, WA
Elk Ridge Elementary, Buckley, WA
Ferndale High School, Ferndale, NW WA
Foothills Elementary, Buckley, WA
Harriet Rowley Elementary, Mount Vernon, WA
Kamiak Elementary, Pullman, WA
Kessler Center, Puyallup, WA
North Hill Elementary, Des Moines, WA
Pioneer Elementary, Shelton, WA
Ridgeview Elementary, Yakima, WA
Salish Coast Elementary, Port Townsend, WA
Simcoe Elementary, Wapato, WA
Virginia Grainger Elementary, Okanogan, WA
Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla, WA
Washington State School for the Blind, Vancouver, WA